Wisconsin opens up $2 million diesel funding program

By Charlie Morasch, Land Line staff writer | 9/25/2009

A diesel emissions grant project in Wisconsin is once again accepting applications. From Sept. 18 through Oct. 23, the Wisconsin Department of Commerce is accepting grant applications for reimbursements of up to 50 percent of the cost of idling-reduction equipment through a $2 million program funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

“The program’s primary goals are to help Wisconsin motor carriers reduce air pollution emissions and fuel consumption, as well as create jobs,” the application states.

Only motor carriers headquartered in Wisconsin are eligible for the program. The grants are also restricted to truck engines that are model year 1999 or newer, including rebuilt engines.

Program participants must collect and report data related to the idling-reduction unit to Wisconsin.

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 – By Charlie Morasch, staff writer


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